Recipe Of The Week!

Ok, so one of the things that drives me NUTS about having my condition is that I *love* to cook, and sometimes, it’s just not happening. Fatigue is a bitch, and you DON’T want to be handling sharp knives while you’re really tired. It just isn’t a good idea.

So here’s my first MS Friendly Recipe:

Awesomely easy near-authentic tacos

Take some meat, however much you want to cook and put it in a crock pot. I cooked about a pound of the cheapest steak meat I could find. (Sirloin was on sale for $2.99 a pound!) I know you can make the same recipe with chicken, pork, and any good cut of beef. Even London Broil ought to do.

Cover it in your favorite salsa. Dump the whole bottle in, at least 12 oz. per pound. For beef, you can use red or green.

For pork, I recommend a salsa verde (green). For chicken, I recommend red salsa. Keep in mind, this is the primary ingredient that’s going to flavor your meat, so if you want a mango-peach salsa, it’s gonna make your meat sweet. You can also use ranchero sauce or taco sauce if you prefer. I just like salsa better for long-time cooking b/c the aromatics get the chance to really flavor the meat.

Add enough water for everything to be submerged by about an inch and set the crock pot to high for 4-5 hrs or on low for 8-12 hrs.

When you’re ready to eat, take out the meat, shred it with a couple of forks, and serve on tortillas (flour or corn) with whatever you like on your tacos.

Of course, this also goes great on salads, in burritos, or wherever else you’d want to use taco meat.

Easy, cheap (under $10 and will feed 3-4!), and better than just making a regular old taco kit. It lets you cook when you have energy, and is always yummy. πŸ™‚ That, and if you make it with lean meat, it’s also good for you! Oh, and I’d recommend forks and not spoons. πŸ˜‰

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